Girls aged 11-13 ‘more at risk of online grooming than ever before’

Published:  Wed 21 Apr 2021

Written by:  The Independent

Girls aged between 11 and 13 are more at risk of being groomed by sexual predators on the internet than ever before, new figures show.

Research by the Internet Watch Foundation warned perpetrators “groom, bully, and coerce” victims into recording their own sexual abuse in bedrooms of their parents’ homes - with the images and videos then widely posted on the internet.

Fresh data from the organisation, which removes child abuse imagery from the internet, reveals 68,000 cases of self-generated material were discovered last year, which means this form of abuse now makes up 44 per cent of the content it cracked down on last year.

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